Hahn Winery Monterey County California Pinot Gris 2016
Aromas and flavors are liberated in this white: a free-flowing cascade from lime-drenched apples to honeyed Asian pear and, in between, developed notes where white flowers bloom on a viscous weightiness. The finish ekes out a mineral grassiness.
The 2016 Vintage was awarded a Bronze at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards in 2017
Beautiful golden color with aromas of pear, banana, honey, river stones, lemon tree blossoms, and freshly mown hay. The thick and viscous mouth feel is accompanied by flavors of tropical fruits, white peach, and creme brulee followed with a bright, lively finish.
In the mid-1970's, Nicolaus "Nicky" Hahn and his wife, Gaby, bought two ranches-turned-vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, in the renowned Monterey County appellation on California's Central Coast. They produced their first wines in 1980. As they mark their 30th anniversary, the Hahns now own about 1,000 acres in Monterey County, with half in the Santa Lucia Highlands. It was their founder Nicky Hahn who suggested that the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) be deemed a unique winegrowing district. In 1991, the federal government approved the Highlands as an official American Viticultural Area (AVA). Today, they produce their Hahn SLH Pinot Noir entirely on their estate in this breathtakingly beautiful region of Monterey.
They also love Zinfandel, and realized the beautiful 40 year old vines from the Bruella Vineyard in Lodi were the best place to source.
89 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating